The Institutes have partnered with the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to offer a Leadership Development program designed for property/casualty insurance managers and supervisors to be held in May.

Training will focus on how to transition from functional management to leadership through a greater understanding of the insurance industry, business and people.

During the five-day interactive seminar, scheduled for May 18 to 23, participants will:

  • Develop leadership skills to make a positive impact within their organization
  • Deepen their understanding of organizational dynamics
  • Gain relevant knowledge that will help them advance up the management ranks
  • Enhance strategic business acumen and decision-making skills
  • Build a new network of fellow industry participants

According to Peter L. Miller, CPCU, president and chief executive officer of The Institutes, the management development program is designed for high-level industry managers and supervisors looking to transition from managers to emerge as leaders of their organizations and those in the position to implement organizational strategies.

In addition to faculty members from the Wisconsin School of Business, instructors include two executives from CUNA Mutual Group, Kathy Blumenfeld and Daniel Kaiser, as well as Jim Swanke, who is global director of enterprise risk management for Towers Watson.

Some course titles include:

  • “Distinguishing the Roles of Management and Leadership,” on the transition track.
  • “Understanding the Competitive Landscape,” on the strategy track
  • “Employee Engagement” and “Talent Advocacy,” and “Culture and Strategy” on the leadership track

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About The Institutes

The Institutes deliver proven knowledge solutions that drive powerful business results for the risk management and property/casualty insurance industry. The Institutes’ knowledge solutions include the CPCU designation program; associate designation programs in areas such as claims, risk management, underwriting and reinsurance; introductory and foundation programs; online courses; research; custom solutions; assessment tools; and continuing education (CE) courses for licensed insurance professionals and adjusters through their business unit.

The Institutes are affiliated with the CPCU Society, a community of credentialed insurance professionals who promote excellence through their technical expertise and ethical behavior, and The Griffith Insurance Education Foundation, a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes the study and teaching of risk management and insurance.

About the Wisconsin School of Business

The Wisconsin School of Business Risk Management and Insurance program has been recognized one of the top three such programs in the United States, featuring outstanding faculty, insurance industry partners, a strong reputation, and a loyal, successful alumni base that is active in the global insurance industry. The Wisconsin School of Business also has one of the top ranked Executive Education programs in the United States and globally.

Source: The Institutes